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#820203 - Fri Aug 31 2012 08:24 PM Yes it is September!
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Welcome all. We will be hard put to it to do as well as we did in August! Sensational photos all. Here goes for September!
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#820217 - Fri Aug 31 2012 09:22 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ren33]
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Glad you're on the ball, Ren!

Here is a shot across the crops - I loved the clouds.





Here is a bit of self indulgence .. last week we had aerial photos taken by a professional photographer called Peter Bellingham and here is a link to one of them. laugh We have only seen the shots on the web so far and can't picked up the framed ones til we go to town next. They're sitting at a relatives who keeps telling me how great they are laugh This photo we had the lake cropped from the top of the photo (as it's not on our property but it's oh so close) and had it blown up to 1.1m x 56cm. Can't wait to get it. aerial shot


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#820220 - Fri Aug 31 2012 09:45 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Copago]
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Loved both the photos, Copagao. Waiting to see more. smile

We were driving through some lonely country roads when we had to stop for this train.

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#820230 - Fri Aug 31 2012 11:45 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: zorba_scank]
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Gosh that is amazing, Jill. Isn't it huge?
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#820245 - Sat Sep 01 2012 01:58 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ren33]
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The floral clock at Niagara, unfortunately with lots of power lines too....


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#820283 - Sat Sep 01 2012 05:20 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Howie72]
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Reminds me of this morning...


Darn - missed the butterfly again. They are very quick little things.

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#820297 - Sat Sep 01 2012 06:40 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ren33]
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Great shots, Copago! Nice flowers as well, Chavs and Howie.

Taking a small break from my Bali photos, here is one I took on my walk by the river today. Literally got with in an arm's length of this large and quite handsome fellow, he didn't seem to mind at all. He didn't want to pose for a photo, though. wink Photo taken on my iPod.



Edited by Daaanieeel (Sat Sep 01 2012 10:46 AM)
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#820301 - Sat Sep 01 2012 07:22 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Daaanieeel]
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I see we are going to start September with great photos. Just like every other month.

This dude overlooks the city of Rapid City, South Dakota. He resides on top of a big hill in a city park called Dinosaur Park. The dinosaurs were constructed by the Works Progress Administration in 1936. In addition to this guy, they also have a triceratops, stegosaurus, tyrannosaurus and three other dinosaurs for kids to play on and people to take pictures of. The apatosaurus in the picture is 80 feet long.

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#820313 - Sat Sep 01 2012 07:49 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: deputygary]
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Love the pelican Daniel and the dinosaur Gary

Scotney Castle viewed from the path on the way down to it


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#820339 - Sat Sep 01 2012 09:32 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Every time I see your photos of it, I just have to go!It looks so lovely
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#820343 - Sat Sep 01 2012 09:44 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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September is off to a great start! Beautiful flowers and I really like the pelican shot. Amazing how close you can get to them. I have a few closeup shots of a few.

Jill, when you get more of the aerial shots, I'd love to see them. Your life and property seems so thrilling to me. I am not a city girl and have lived out in the sticks or near it most of my life so your station would seem like a dream come true to me.

Yesterday I posted a photo of the tortoise that showed up on my patio. After an hour or so nap, he took off back across the desert. I've never seen a tortoise move so fast...he was practically running (as fast as a tortoise can run, that is laugh ) I guess his nap gave him a fresh start to wherever he was heading. Here he (or she) stopped before crossing our road to pose prettily.

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#820358 - Sat Sep 01 2012 11:37 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ClaraSue]
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Ren, you would love it. It is so pretty and the gardens are spectacular, mainly wooded but a couple of nice herbaceous borders as well.

ClaraSue, please excuse my ignorance, but do you have native tortoises in Arizona, or would he have been imported and escaped from somewhere?

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#820363 - Sat Sep 01 2012 12:34 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Christinap, Arizona does have native tortoises. The one that took refuge on my patio is, as near as I can tell, the Sonoran Desert Tortoise.
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#820374 - Sat Sep 01 2012 02:38 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ClaraSue]
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Testing the new camera I had to try Golders Green

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#820380 - Sat Sep 01 2012 04:07 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: ClaraSue]
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Originally Posted By: ClaraSue
Christinap, Arizona does have native tortoises. The one that took refuge on my patio is, as near as I can tell, the Sonoran Desert Tortoise.


Thanks, I never knew that

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#820396 - Sat Sep 01 2012 07:37 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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I just love looking at the photographs! They are so 'global' amd some of them are breathtaking! A fantastic array of subjects. This has to be my fave thread on the forums! The amount of photos posted on the August thread was phenomenal and by the way it's going September will prove to be just as good!

Happy snapping!

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#820412 - Sat Sep 01 2012 09:49 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: demurechicky]
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Great photos so far! I love the creatures smile

Here is a very big watermelon, that won a prize at the fair.


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#820416 - Sat Sep 01 2012 10:19 PM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: spanishliz]
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Found growing wild in the woods.

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#820435 - Sun Sep 02 2012 01:56 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: zorba_scank]
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Now that is what you call a watermelon!

Zorba scank - that is so pretty, any idea what it is?

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#820446 - Sun Sep 02 2012 04:01 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Only page one, and barely into day two, and already such a variety of photos. I have to agree with demurechicky!

Satguru, that looks to be a lovely new camera! Great clarity and brightness. I am feeling jealous.

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#820453 - Sun Sep 02 2012 04:23 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Time for 2 or 3 photos from Hamilton, Ontario though these ones are not very good. This is part of Dundurn Castle, home of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers. It was completed in 1835.


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#820463 - Sun Sep 02 2012 06:36 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Howie72]
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That IS a big watermelon.

Here is the open cut gold mine in the Black Hills. It is 1/2 mile across and 1200 feet deep. Homestake Mining began operations during the Black Hills gold rush in the late 1870s. It continued to operate until 2002 when it just became too uneconomical to continue.



To me, it is very sad to look at these great big holes in the ground amongst all the beauty of the Black Hills.
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#820469 - Sun Sep 02 2012 07:19 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: deputygary]
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Some wonderful photos here!

It might not be 'the old gum tree', but this kookaburra was quite content sitting on this sign at Silvan Reservoir (near Melbourne) yesterday....

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#820471 - Sun Sep 02 2012 07:40 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: MikeMaster99]
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You may recall I had a tree come down in the garden that I had a couple of roses growing up. Well, I saved the roses, filled in the hole, put weed supressing membrane down, edged it off and covered it all with bark chippings. The trunk has been sawn into four, two of which have been treated and are in front of the shed. The other two will join them and I'll put tubs of some sort on them. Hopefully when the roses grow completely over the support and the tubs are in place it'll make a nice little feature next summer.


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#820472 - Sun Sep 02 2012 07:42 AM Re: Yes it is September! [Re: Christinap]
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Love the kookaburra Mike. Gary, I agree it is a shame to scar the landscape with holes like that, but they do have a sort of stark beauty of their own. Are there any plans to do anything with them. Don't know if you are familiar with it but the Eden Project in Cornwall grew out of old china clay pits which were just as big a scar on the landscape as your open cast mining holes.

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